Mary Undoer of Knots Novena

Mary Undoer of Knots NovenaWe all have some “knots” in our lives… and Mary can untie them!

The devotion to Mary, Undoer of Knots has become more popular ever since Pope Francis encouraged the devotion in Argentina, and then spoke about it during his first year as pontiff.

The theology of the devotion actually goes back to the second century. Saint Irenaeus wrote that, “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.”

Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin!

So we will pray that the Blessed Virgin Mary will intercede for us all, to untie the knots of sin in our lives – so that we may be purified and ever closer to God.

We will start praying this novena on April 22nd this year! (2015)

Daily Opening Prayers:

  1. Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.
  2. Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.
  3. Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from Epiphany until Lent), Luminous (Thursdays), Sorrowful (Tuesdays, Fridays, and daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter), Glorious (Wednesdays & Sundays).
  4. Make the meditation for the particular day (as follows).
  5. Pray Closing Prayers below.


Meditation for the First Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, Most Holy Mary, you undo the knots that suffocate your children. Extend your merciful hands to me. I entrust to You today this knot [mention your request here] and all the negative consequences that it provokes in my life. I give you this knot that torments me and makes me unhappy and so impedes me from uniting myself to You and Your Son Jesus, my Savior. 
I run to You, Mary, Undoer of Knots, because I trust you and I know that you never despise a sinning child who comes to ask you for help. I believe that you can undo this knot because Jesus grants you everything. I believe that you want to undo this knot because you are my Mother. I believe that You will do this because you love me with eternal love. Thank you, Dear Mother.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Second Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mary, Beloved Mother, channel of all grace, I return to You today my heart, recognizing that I am a sinner in need of your help. Many times I lose the graces you grant me because of my sins of egoism, pride, rancor and my lack of generosity and humility. I turn to You today, Mary, Undoer of knots, for You to ask your Son Jesus to grant me a pure, divested, humble and trusting heart. I will live today practicing these virtues and offering you this as a sign of my love for You. I entrust into Your hands this knot [mention your request here] which keeps me from reflecting the glory of God.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Third Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Meditating Mother, Queen of heaven, in whose hands the treasures of the King are found, turn your merciful eyes upon me today. I entrust into your holy hands this knot in my life [mention your request here] and all the rancor and resentment it has caused in me. I ask Your forgiveness, God the Father, for my sin. Help me now to forgive all the persons who consciously or unconsciously provoked this knot. Give me, also, the grace to forgive myself for having provoked this knot. Only in this way can You undo it. Before You, dearest Mother, and in the name of Your Son Jesus, my Savior, who has suffered so many offenses, having been granted forgiveness, I now forgive these persons [mention their names here] and myself, forever. Thank you, Mary, Undoer of Knots for undoing the knot of rancor in my heart and the knot which I now present to you. Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Fourth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, you are generous with all who seek you, have mercy on me. I entrust into your hands this knot which robs the peace of my heart, paralyzes my soul and keeps me from going to my Lord and serving Him with my life. 
Undo this knot in my love [mention your request here], O Mother, and ask Jesus to heal my paralytic faith, which gets downhearted with the stones on the road. Along with you, dearest Mother, may I see these stones as friends. Not murmuring against them anymore but giving endless thanks for them, may I smile trustingly in your power.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Fifth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mother, Undoer of Knots, generous and compassionate, I come to You today to once again entrust this knot [mention your request here] in my life to you and to ask the divine wisdom to undo, under the light of the Holy Spirit, this snarl of problems. No one ever saw you angry; to the contrary, your words were so charged with sweetness that the Holy Spirit was manifested on your lips. Take away from me the bitterness, anger, and hatred which this knot has caused me. Give me, O dearest Mother, some of the sweetness and wisdom that is all silently reflected in your heart. And just as you were present at Pentecost, ask Jesus to send me a new presence of the Holy Spirit at this moment in my life. Holy Spirit, come upon me!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Sixth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Queen of Mercy, I entrust to you this knot in my life [mention your request here] and I ask you to give me a heart that is patient until you undo it. Teach me to persevere in the living word of Jesus, in the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confession; stay with me and prepare my heart to celebrate with the angels the grace that will be granted to me. Amen! Alleluia!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Seventh Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mother Most Pure, I come to You today to beg you to undo this knot in my life [mention your request here] and free me from the snares of evil. God has granted you great power over all the demons. I renounce all of them today, every connection I have had with them, and I proclaim Jesus as my one and only Lord and Savior. Mary, Undoer of Knots, crush the evil one’s head and destroy the traps he has set for me by this knot. Thank you, dearest Mother. Most Precious Blood of Jesus, free me!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Eighth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mother of God, overflowing with mercy, have mercy on your child and undo this knot [mention your request here] in my life. I need your visit to my life, like you visited Elizabeth. Bring me Jesus, bring me the Holy Spirit. Teach me to practice the virtues of courage, joyfulness, humility, and faith, and, like Elizabeth, to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Make me joyfully rest on your bosom, Mary. I consecrate you as my mother, queen, and friend. I give you my heart and everything I have—my home and family, my material and spiritual goods. I am yours forever. Put your heart in me so that I can do everything Jesus tells me.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Ninth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Most Holy Mary, our Advocate, Undoer of Knots, I come today to thank you for undoing this knot in my life.

[Mention your request here]

You know very well the suffering it has caused me. Thank you for coming, Mother, with your long fingers of mercy to dry the tears in my eyes; you receive me in your arms and make it possible for me to receive once again the divine grace. Mary, Undoer of Knots, dearest Mother, I thank you for undoing the knots in my life. Wrap me in your mantle of love, keep me under your protection, enlighten me with your peace! Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Closing Prayers:

  1. Optional, but recommended: Pray the last two decades of the rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious.
  2. Pray the Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots:

Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life.  You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot.

[Mention your request here]

I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all. You are my hope. 
O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution, and, with Christ, the freedom from my chains. 
Hear my plea. 
Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.


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  1. My Heavenly Mother, Today, I hurt, PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE, undo this knot today, PLEASE. I ask you to undo the knot to take me away from here and back to where I belong, with my wife, my sons and their families. Again PLEASE, answer my pleas and prayers today. Thank you AMEN & AMEN.

  2. Dear Mother My Mother Mary undoer of knots
    Please undo the knots of my life , undo the knots from the body of your baby girl Jenna. Heal her body, mind and spirit. Mother undoer of knots undo the knots from Jenna’s digestif system, undo the knots from her system so she can eliminate all that she needs to eliminate. Mother protect Jenna, guide her care givers , give them compassion and love as they treat Jenna.
    Mother I surrender my life and the life your Baby girl Jenna into your hands as Jesus entrusted us to you. Thank you Mom, for your love, nurture, care affection and your constant counsel. Please give me humility and wisdom. Amen!

  3. Mother Mary undoer of knots, I hand over my unemployment situation into your hand, struggling finances, struggling relationship and my health into your hand. Save me mother and save your son John Paul Tubuo. My trust is in you Blessed mother. Amen

  4. Dearest Mary,
    I bless you and I thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do. Having difficulties with my business and it’s finances. It’s been an unhill battle for a long time. Please intercede and help us restore and give us light in this darkness. Remove any and all barriers that are keeping us from our destiny and family legacy. I ask for you to come into our lives and shine your divine light upon us. Amen

  5. For my family going through a difficult period. Daughter had a baby that she now says she can’t be a Mother to. Must file for adoption for him. Assault involved in relationship so she wants healing without the baby in our home. Also, praying fro Mary Mother of God to help with family finances as we have had a very bad financial year in 2015. Mary Undoer of knots please help us through this especially difficult year. Please help us to see the way. Amen.

  6. I pray for inner healing as I have been going through a state of anxiety for a few months now. Mary our blessed Mother please undo the knots of hurt and fear. Please grant me the grace to forgive myself . Through your son Jesus please let him tough my life and soul and restore me back to mental health. I pray for all those going through trials my friend l and G . Protect them today with your precious blood

  7. My Dear Mother Mary, Undoer of Knots, Please Pray for peace between our son and us. Healing for our daughter-in-law of breast cancer. Conversion of our son-in-law. Temporal and physical healing for our adult nephew. A sound mind and memory for my husband. For myself I pray for healing of my rt eye take the floaters away and stop the flashes, heal the optic nerve. Bring the blood pressure into normal range. Please give me a physical and spiritual healing. Protection and household salvation for our entire family. If it is God’s will we go to TN to work that He will open the doors and give safe travels and make everything go smoothly. I trust in your intersession to your Son Jesus who refuses you nothing. Mary Undoer of Knots, Amen.

  8. Everyday it has been an uphill battle. Trying to save my business when my family has desserted me. My friends are very few. My clients have left to go somewhere else. I don’t know what to do. The pressures are mounting and I am trying to hold on to my family legacy. I’m getting road blocks one after another. I need you to intercede into my life. I feel forgotten and lost. Please make a way where I see no way. Amen

  9. Mary undoer of knots,
    Please undoe the knots that is happening with my family home. My non died and got a reverse mortgage and since I haven’t acted on the home, I did want to sell it the HUD people have made it so I cannot get into the home. They gave me the keys for a few days then they want the keys back. I’m trying to get into the home and secure our belongings. The time has passed and I was just notified on the 18th of Sept. what they did. I need to sell the home as soon as possible before they foreclose. They did take it out of the foreclosue status And I have to get a lawyer soon with money I don’t have at the time. Please undo the knots that have been brought to me. I need the finances to even obtain a lawyer. My business is slow and no income to speak of and bills that are due. Please help me. Amen

  10. My dear Mother Mary undoer of knots, PLEASE, I pray that you undo this knot now, that I may return and be with my wife and my family. I cannot live like I am living. I am not only hurting your son JESUS and GOD, I am hurting you. I pray you, to PLEASE undo this knot in my life and let me return home and save my marriage and family. I not only ask this in my name but in POPE FRANCIS’s name AMEN & AMEN.

  11. mother Mary please untie the knot in my big brother Alvin to finish his doctorate degree.the finance problems in my family please mother intercede for us and more so for me to get a job so that I may be able to take care of my family. thank you mother Mary for being the mother of Jesus and being there for us to take refuge.

  12. Blessed Mother, I am asking you to please heal my Mom. Please wake her; bring her back to us. Please guide the doctors and nurses who are caring for her. Please give her strength and restore her health.
    Praying for strength for my father and for the rest of us.
    Most Holy Mary, my Mom named me after you, and your Mother, Blessed St. Ann, when I was born, to restore my health. You listened to her prayers. Please now hear and respond to my prayers for my Mom. Please intercede for us with your Beloved Son, and with God the Father. We have faith. We believe. God is all powerful; we are asking for his favor. Thank you for hearing my prayers.

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    My Dear Mother undoer of knots pray for my sister Jenna. Mother I come to you to ask you to please pray for me and my family for these my intentions. My family and I we have so many knots but we have Faith in your son’s miraculous powers to graciously bless us. Please undo the following for us:
    Healing for Jenna, your little girl Jenna needs you to undo her struggles, pray for Lord to give her back her health, her mind, her speech, mobility on her right side. Mom Mary undo the knots from Jenna’s body heal her completely. Intercede for Jenna so that the nurses and Doctors give her love as they give her the right treatment. Pray for Jenna to get her own room at the rehabilitation hospital. Mother undo the knots in my finances, my love life Mom pray for me to meet my husband in the image of St Joseph . Mom pray for me to be showered by favors Divine favors. Heart of Jesus hear the prayers of your mother for me, undo my knots. Bless me with peace of mind, energy, excellent health and unclutter my mind, my house, my life. Mother pray for Sam to get his residency papers! Mother undo the knots in my sister Amy’s life, guide her, by the miracle of God bless Amy with new professional opportunity, new husband who will love her and her girls. Bless Amina on the road as she goes back to work tomorrow. Bless Jenna more indeed. Mother Mary undoer of Knots please undo the knots from my finances. Please intercede for me to have abundance of money, joy, professional favors a promotion. Please pray for me that I have the money to cover my summer so that I do not have to work summer. Please bless away all evil spirit from me particularly at work and on the road.
    Lord bless my mother as she travels to go stay with Jenna. Bless my brother Masal and his family.
    Mother guide me undo my professional stagnation. Help me advance. Above all bless me with Grace, kind heart, Compassion, love and confidence to be love no matter who, what, where and when.
    Mother Mary please undo my knots heal my body, my mind, my spirit. Give me control over my words, my thoughts, my words my actions. Mother help me say less and listen more. Oh mother I have these insects in my house please pray them away from my kitchen.
    Mother undo all the knots in my life even the ones I did not mention here. Mother bless me with a more loving caring working environment. Mother Mary undoer of knots und the knots from my life. We pray this in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

  14. Pray for reconciliation with father and that he may come to know the truth. Pray for untying of legal knots related to exploitation and deceit. Pray for guidance for me in these matters and give thanks to God for all my blessings.

  15. Please pray for my family health my son had a transplant liver and he may now need a kidney. Keep me healthy as Im not in good health myself. Thank you and God bless. Judy Calvin New Orleans,La.

  16. oh may.undoer of knot , I Sk to undo my family financial knot so that we will be able to pay our son’s tuition and our monthly expenses and help my son pass his upcoming test and have his immigration status cleared up. These have been some trying time for us but out of turbulence something great has happened we have become closer to the Lord. Thank you.

  17. For all those wounded through sexual abuse, as children and later repeated through counselors, priests or pastors. For total forgiveness and restoration to come through the power of God’s love.

  18. Please ask our Mother to pray for a young lady named Mary who needs to know her value and worth and find the strength to live. Surround her with our prayers so she is filed with grace and His light and love.♡♡♡

  19. Mother Mary undoer of knots. I don’t know where to begin. There are so many knots in my life and they all come down to finances and my lack thereof. i need new glasses haven’t been able to afford new ones since 2006, haven’t been to the dentist in yrs, living in noisy, unsafe environment, can’t get into disability housing because of bad credi,t so most of my ck goes to rent, utilities. ony get enough foodstamps to barely survive on. have only 8 dollars left at end of month can’t afford my medicine, can’t afford health ins. i just feel helpless. there has to be more to life than just barely surviving. I humbly thank u in advance for your divine intervention. amen

  20. Blessed Mother,
    Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for you love and kindness, I pray to the intercession of your beloved mother, our mother, Mary Queen of Heaven to please help restore and save our marriage. In Jesus’ Name, I Pray. Amen.

  21. mary please help my daughter who is struggling with a very difficult pregnancy at this time ,oh mary conceived without sin,pray for us, from Hope says:

    From Hope ,Mary,please pray for my daughter who is dealing with a very difficult pregnancy at this time,O Mary conceived without sin,pray for us .

  22. Blessed Mother all things are possible through you and your Son. Please bless my husband and I and let us naturally conceive a healthy baby and have a safe delivery.

  23. Oh my Mother Mary please help undo the knots that are burdening me and my family financially, mentally and spiritually. Help heal my husband illness that is consuming our family. Help easy our financial strains that that keep me awake at night and please undo the stress and tension in my job and help me find another one. I turn to you faithfully and humbly for your assistance. I know you can undo these knots and help heal my family.